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Time: 9.00am - 12.00pm
Date: Sunday 5 February
Where: Castlemaine Community House
Instructor: Julieta Mateo

Are you spending a lot of time sitting glued to your computer, eyes focused forward, neck and shoulders hunched and tense, belly and diaphragm contracted, and breathing shallow. Does that sound familiar to you? So how can we learn how to let go of these recents habits, before they get established and become NORMAL… !

Now is the time to address non-beneficial physical postures and patterns, as well as accumulated tensions and emotions, because not only can they hamper physical and emotional recovery capacity, they can affect the immune system, creating patterns of emotional pain in the body and increasing susceptibility to disease.

The Feldenkrais Method offers you a new lens for viewing the mixed messages your brain is giving and receiving as it tries to navigate old hurts, new fears, and constant reactions to our ever-changing world, and how these messages can cause much pain and physical discomfort.

The way you move in your life, your posture and the usual stresses, are the result of your brain constantly telling your body a particular story through sensations. Through subtle movements, you can transform “that story” and calm the nervous system, increase self-awareness, expand the repertoire of movements, and improve flexibility, balance, and endurance.

We have come to a completely new understanding of the brain and nervous system that begins with an awareness of habitual postures and retention patterns in the body. When the whole body cooperates in the movement, and when maximum efficiency is achieved with minimal effort, you get the energy to unleash the creativity and intuition that is in you.

The Feldenkrais Method:

This method was designed in Israel by Moshe Feldenkrais in 1972. Is a universal system created to improve human life through coordinated movement, posture, breathing and sensations. The aim of the method is to support individuals to develop a greater sense of self -awareness. Slowing down, moving in your range of comfort and being gentle with yourself are essential principles of this Method.

Preventing injury is one of the aims of the Feldenkrais Method. You can apply the benefits of the Method into everyday life, improving your performances and activities such as your own yoga practice, dancing, drawing, acting, gardening and or running. “If you know what you are doing, you can do anything.” – Moshe Feldenkrais.

Bookings close Thursday 2 February

Date: Sunday 5 February
Time: 9.00am – 12.00pm
Cost: $119 (Full) / $99 (Concession or Early Bird Discount. EBD available until 24 January)

Facilitator: Julieta Mateo

From Argentina via Spain she is passionate with life, and in constant exploration towards effortless movement. She is a qualified Yoga Teacher with more than 15 years of experience in teaching from a Somatic approach.

Trained in Classical &Vinyasa Yoga, and certified as a ATM Feldenkrais Practitioner. Julieta has a background in physical Theatre and Improv Theatre are always enriching her collective classes with spontaneity and connection with the present moment. Recently moved to Australia leading workshops around the world combining Yoga, Improv Theatre and Feldenkrais techniques.

Her passion is to share and explore these new perspectives of thinking, sensing and moving, embracing the natural instinct that lives in everyone, allowing access to a better quality of life. More info: